1 miles
Distance
80 ft
Climb
-534 ft
Descent
00:07:06
Avg time

King Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Irish Hills
    San Luis Obispo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #31065 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

King climbs from the De Vaul trailhead up to the end of the main ridge in the Irish Hills Open Space. It's fun ridden either up or down. The trail first traverses steep grassy hillsides, then ducks into some trees before gaining more grassy ground via two switchbacks. Just below the ridge, the trail changes character to Irish Hills rocks and continues up to a paved access road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for King mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -454 ft
  • Altitude min
    165 ft
  • Altitude max
    619 ft
  • Altitude start
    619 ft
  • Altitude end
    165 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.449%
  • Grade min
    19.822%
  • Distance climb
    1,193 ft
  • Distance down
    4,096 ft
  • Distance flat
    462 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:04
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      King Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 8:59am
      Jun 2, 2020
      Starting to get dry for summer. Still smooth on lower section.
      Apr 13, 2020 @ 10:46am
      Apr 13, 2020
      Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes
      Dec 21, 2019 @ 3:21pm
      Dec 21, 2019
      Some erosion on the downhill lower sections.
      Dec 13, 2019 @ 4:17pm
      Dec 13, 2019
      Trail is showing signs of runoff ruts being formed after the rains.
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Aug 1, 2019
      Dry and well smoothed out after the winter rains.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 119 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 439 rides
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      Photos

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      5 |
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jun 16, 2019
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      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      8 |
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:37pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      9 |
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 9:37pm
      Jun 16, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Up Froom Down Mariposa
      4 miles
      Long Irish lap
      7 miles
      Johnson Ranch to Irish Hills and Return
      20 miles

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